Collection: copper bracelets & Rings

Copper on skin - scientific facts

Copper when in contact with the skin, forms chelates with human sweat, sometimes seen as green deposits under the bracelet and is thus absorbed through skin. Think of a bracelet as a "time- release" source of copper.- Dr. Ray Walker, Univ. of Newcastle, Australia.

Copper compounds are more effective and less toxic than drugs being used to treat arthritis. - Dr. John Sorenson, Univ. of Arkansas.

Copper and zinc are two essential minerals needed to sustain human life. The natural mineral contents of commercially grown produce have been decreasing for the last 50 years, our jeweler's brass contains 85% copper and 15 %zinc.


Benefits of wearing copper or copper alloy bracelets have been demonstrated among various tribes and cultures throughout history. Some of the happiest people do not accumulate many things, and the bracelets they wear is one of their very few dear possessions worn for body adornment but carry far deeper meaning for the wearers.

The copper that is used in all "Touch of Africa" hand crafted jewelry is $9.9% pure and is free of lead. The yellow metal is jeweler's brass, a mixture of 85% copper and 15% zinc. The metals are finely crafted in a process called "annealing". This means that the craftsman will slowly shape the bracelet's design, repeatedly re-heating the metal in order to relieve stress on the vibrating molecules. This makes all our bracelets more durable and stronger.